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The patients were identified through the continuous periodic screening being conducted in accordance with the standards of the World Health Organisation, WHO, for people with symptoms of the new coronavirus.
In a statement, the Ministry said that the new cases, who are of Chinese and Filipino nationalities, are under observation and being given necessary medical care according to the highest health standards applicable in the country, stressing the effectiveness of the online reporting system.
The Ministry added that all health facilities would continue to report any new cases.
The Ministry also said it was working in coordination with all departments and concerned authorities in the country to take all precautionary and preventive measures and ensure the safety and security of the UAE’s citizens and residents.
China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a tougher line.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted China’s proposal to jointly investigate allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea,
The presence of hundreds of Chinese boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea is illegal and a clear violation of Philippine sovereignty, the country's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an international arbitral award that went against Beijing.
In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
Medical sources said more than 20 people were injured, two of them seriously. Witnesses said several homes were damaged as a result of the explosion in the home of an "activist". Police cordoned off the area.
Severe penalties are imposed for non-compliance with international standards to ensure the highest level of quality in testing, says official.